The construction managers need to ensure that the construction project is being executed perfectly. The construction managers might have to supervise the whole project and in some cases where the project is too big they need to concentrate on a particular part of the construction process that is going on. In this case there are more than one construction manager on one site.
In case there are more than one managers that generally happens in the large projects, all the managers co-ordinate amongst themselves and supervise the complete construction process from the initial stage before beginning the construction till the final stage and also make sure that the project is accomplished within time and also within the estimated budget.
They have to work with the engineers, owners, architects and many other people who have been made a part of the construction process. They are provided with the designs and models of the buildings and other construction projects so that they can estimate the time of completion of various construction stages.
The construction managers also have to determine the best possible way in which they can get the affordable material for carrying out the construction process and making it one of the cost effective plans. They also need to supervise the selection process of the trade contractors along with the general contractors for the completion of the process in a step by step manner that can include all the things from metal working, plumbing, painting and floor installation. The construction managers have to direct and observe the progression that takes place in the various constriction activities.
A construction project involves several things including preparing a site, excavation, laying the foundation, building the structural framework, flooring, electrical fittings, fire protection and much more. Construction manager is requires to see some or all aspects depending on the size of the construction project.
The employers who wish to hire the construction managers prefer the candidates who have a degree in the construction management, civil engineering or any equivalent degree. Construction workers having a good amount of experience can also become construction managers. Along with the experience and educational qualifications, it is also essential for the construction managers to have understanding of the specifications, contracts, specifications, plans as well as government regulations.
Since there are various tasks involved in the construction process that have to be looked by the construction manager, they always need to be alert and work in an effective manner. They play a significant role in the whole construction process and it is also essential that the construction managers have the ability to work under pressure and in varying weather conditions. The ability of coordinating with the major activities and that too at once must be handled carefully by the construction managers. Also it is essential for the construction managers to have the basic knowledge of the various software programs and computers for having online collaboration, job costing, estimating and scheduling of various tasks.
Along with all these skills, it is also essential for the construction manager to have good written and oral skills for communicating with the people. They must also have the skills for establishment of good relations with the people who are involved in the construction process. Candidates having practical experience in the construction processes are given higher preferences.
The construction processes are becoming all the more complex as compared to building constructions that used to take place some years ago. Thus with constructions happening everywhere, there is a requirement for the large number of construction managers having prior experience in the field of construction. There are excellent employment opportunities for a person with the right qualification and experience and these are going to increase in the coming years.
The average salary that is paid to the construction manager is approximately $77,000. The salary of the construction manager depends on the nature of the job, size of the project and location.